A website for high tech startups has a piece about the benefits of not working all the time. The writer refers to an English psychologist who specializes in business people. The psychologist argues that some down time is beneficial to even the hardest worker. He notes that factories in Victorian times had rest periods. The article has links to other features, such as the benefits of getting a good night’s rest, and downtime as a key to productive behavior.
- Michael Guttridge is UK-based, business and coaching psychologist, who stresses the importance of wasting time.
- Guttridge asserts that wasting time is actually a key component in productivity, as it recharges batteries.
- Hobbies are an example of Guttridge’s principal, as they help to broaden the mind, inciting more productivity.
“Working yourself to death, while considered admirable in past years by suit-clad bosses and stress-driven managers, gets you nowhere.”